I am sure this topic has been seen over and over again but I would really appreciate anyone who can offer some help. Unfortunately my fateful Xbox 360 just crashed this morning after just a year and a half from when I purchase it. I realize this is a common problem some of you may have dealt with so I ask you to read about my ordeal and provide some advice if you can. Unlike the more common three rings-of-death I unfortunately got stuck with the more elusive single red light with an E74 System Error. Now after calling Xbox tech support I learned that the free warranty that extends to those with the red rings-of-death does not apply to those consoles that received the single red light of doom. So I have to shell out an extra $99.00 plus tax in order to get this sucker fixed. Does anyone else think this is just flat out unfair? I know that they provide an extended 1 year warranty along with the repair but I was astounded to find out about the cost and felt a little cheated by Microsoft. The fact that after the original warranty expires they offer no additional help free of charge to anyone that comes across this particular problem is insane, just because they are “Not as common” according to the tech rep. Needless to say I’m going to fork over the cash to fix this thing because I love the system but I really hoped there was a alternative to this situation and wonder if I shouldn’t just go put the $100 in repairs towards a Playstation 3. But I would still like to pose these questions to anyone who can help me understand this stupid predicament I’m in. Has anyone else experienced this problem and how did it work out for you? Does anyone know what happens to the Xbox because of the single red light E74 System Error? Is there any truth to the rumor that playing dvd’s on the console could cause it to malfunction more often than just playing games on it? If so could this have possibly been an issue to my failed console? Anyways guys, thanks for the time and help if you can provide it.